Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner

    Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015.  Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that combines locally sourced cuisine and world-class wines at a welcoming communal table…

Evolve Cellars Opening on Bottleneck Drive

The Intentional Evolution of BC Wine Evolve Cellars Opens Its Doors in Summerland May 16 On May 16, 2015, a new winery opens in Summerland: Evolve Cellars. Using fruit exclusively from premium vineyards in the south Okanagan Valley, Evolve Cellars is a must-visit for this summer’s Bottleneck Drive Tour. The fresh and fruit-forward wines are a perfect complement…

Vij’s Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

 Vij’s Star Sommelier Mike Bernardo Launches Okanagan Crush Pad’s 5th Wine Campus Project Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 Vancouver’s 2014 Sommelier of the Year, Mike Bernardo Vij’s Companies director of operations and wine director released  Okanagan Crush Pad wineries 5th Wine Campus project Mike B Riesling Cabinett ($24.90) on April 29, 2015. The Wine Campus program allows local sommeliers to shepherd a…

Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Harvest Table Dinner

  Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner   Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015.  Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that combines locally…

Summerhill Celebrates with Spot Prawns

Summerhill Supports Sustainable Seafood Join the Winery at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival May 17 Summerhill Pyramid Winery, long known both for backing environmentally-progressive initiatives, as well as its unwavering support for local and artisanal foodservice providers, has been named the lone wine sponsor at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival, on May 17, 2015, presented by…

Just Bottled! 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Announcing the 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio. The Vivace is showing robust and bright flavours for the 2014 vintage. It greets you with a very expressive nose of apple and pear aromas, mountain herbs and Meyer lemon zest. The palate is packed with fruit cocktail flavours that enter the mouth in a concentrated fashion before they…

Series Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  

VENI, VIDI, VINO: CIBO TRATTORIA TO UNCORK EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF FIVE-COURSE DINNERS SPOTLIGHTING ITALIAN WINE   Cibo Trattoria is set to take aficionados of all things Italian on an inspired tour of the country as the restaurant launches a series of five-course dinners that shine a light on some of Italy’s most famous cuisine and wine-producing…

2nd Annual Wine in the Garden Returns 

VanDusen Botanical Gardens to benefit from wine and song Howard Normann of  VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Julian Scholefield of Bottleneck Drive look forward to welcoming people to Wine In the Garden. Summerland area wineries from the Bottleneck Drive Winery Association are headed to Vancouver to raise funds for one of Vancouver’s most treasured spaces. On May 28, VanDusen Botanical Garden,…

Spring has arrived in a glass…

Introducing the 2014 Vaïla Rosé. Made from Pinot Noir grapes, which are grown exclusively for this wine.   It is a serious wine that is fun, delicate and absolutely perfect for the summer. It shows explosive aromas of rhubarb sorbet, pink grapefruit rind and the amazing bright and crunchy red fruit, that BC rosés are becoming…

Canadian Flavours Gala to Celebrate Canadian Food & Wine on April 30th

 Make space in your schedule for the Canadian Flavours Gala at Terminal City Club on Thursday, April 30 2015.   Guests will enjoy an evening with 15 chefs from some of Canada’s best-known restaurants, sampling delicious Canadian cuisine paired with spring releases from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.   There is an impressive roster of critically acclaimed chefs…

Wines from Rioja Brings Stunning Selections to BC Liquor Stores this April

Consumers Given Two Opportunities to Taste through All 12 Wines at FREE Events   Wines from Rioja are in the spotlight in 60 BC Liquor Stores this April, featuring several brand new selections of wines from this popular Spanish growing region as well as some well-established favourites on the shelves. An informative brochure has been creative for consumers…

Vancouver’s Quini To Power LAWineFest Popular Consumer Awards

LAWineFest Announces New “Popular Choice Awards” for 10th Anniversary, May 30-31   Celebrating the Event’s Most Popular Wines; Voted Directly by Attendees in Real-Time and Powered by Quini – A Revolutionary New Wine Tasting App   The first of its kind in California, the LAWineFest Popular Choice Awards will take place throughout event weekend, May 30-31, powered…

Celebrate Malbec World Day in BC with Free Wine Tastings

Are your tastebuds ready to tango?  Friday, April 17 2015 is the 5th annual Malbec World Day.  In honour of Argentina’s flagship varietal, British Columbians will be treated to FREE tastings both PRIVATE and select BCLDB stores.  The following wine stores will host complimentary consumer tastings.  Each store will pour at least 6 different wines, including Malbecs and Malbec…